Ariana Grande Shares Scans Showing The Effect Of PTSD On Her Brain

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Ariana Grande has shared the effect post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has had on her brain.

The singer uploaded an Instagram Story showing three brains scans she'd sent to a group text message, captioned: “Not a joke.”

The photos show a comparison between a “healthy brain” and “PTSD brain".

“guys….,” she texts her group, adding, “my brain.” As well as, "hilarious and terrifying".

Ariana previously opened up to British Vogue about the disorder saying, "I hate…yeah…admitting it but it very much is."

“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing. I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well.”

“Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience—like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”

According to Mayo Clinic, post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms can be so severe as to interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks.

These symptoms include, intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. 

If you are someone who you know is struggling with PTSD or associated disorders, help is available.

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Image: Instagram / Ariana Grande

Written By Ally Parker
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